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Anamorph
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Anamorph reviews
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Metascore: 48 Metascore out of 100
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MPAA RATING: R for disturbing grisly images, some violence and language

Starring Willem Dafoe, Scott Speedman, Peter Stormare, Clea DuVall, James Rebhorn, Amy Carlson, and Yul Vazquez

When a reclusive detective is drawn into the case of a serial killer who is enacting anamorphosis--a painting technique that manipulates the laws of perspective--with human bodies, he is thrust into a dark, unsettling underworld that threatens to reveal the secrets of his tormented past. (IFC First Take)


GENRE(S): Suspense/Thriller  
WRITTEN BY: Henry Miller
Tom Phelan
 
DIRECTED BY: Henry Miller  
RELEASE DATE: Theatrical: April 18, 2008 
RUNNING TIME: minutes, Color 
ORIGIN: USA 

What The Critics Said

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63
TV Guide Maitland McDonagh
The unfortunate fact is that it's more than a little dull when it isn't preposterous.
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60
The New York Times Manohla Dargis
Mr. Miller and his co-writer, Tom Phelan, manage to get under your skin largely with borrowed implements, though they receive solid support from Willem Dafoe and the resourceful veteran cinematographer Fred Murphy.
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60
The Hollywood Reporter Frank Scheck
There are undeniably arresting moments along the way, thanks to Dafoe's subtly intense performance and the well-crafted visuals.
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50
Village Voice Jim Ridley
Any resemblance between these and the real-world practice known as murder--committed for trifling old human motivations like blind anger and money--is strictly coincidental.
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50
Variety Ronnie Scheib
Beyond its cool, reflective surfaces and infinite plays with perspective lies nothing -- character, relationships, motives all seemingly irrelevant. Even Willem Dafoe as a haunted cop cannot ground these artfully grisly optical illusions, unconnected to any comprehensible storyline.
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40
New York Daily News Joe Neumaier
The long shadow of David Fincher's "Seven" falls on Anamorph, a moody, ultimately unexciting thriller.
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38
New York Post Kyle Smith
A serial-killer flick told like an art lecture, Anamorph manages to be gruesome yet dull.
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